One month in at Southampton University, and I’m enjoying the work immensely. I’ve produced maps and figures for colleagues, learnt and passed on “Geo-wisdom” and even turned down a talking head spot on Radio 5 Live talking about the Undiscovery of Sandy Island. Must book that Media Training course…
My colleague Richard Treves, (his blog is over at Google Earth Design) stepped up to plate and did a great interview.
He mentioned that users of maps especially Electronic versions, tend to trust and follow them as true representations of the physical world.
In fact (as every Cartographer knows) Maps are more complex beasts, effectively transmitting who ever designed the map’s version of reality. They’re the original “Geomeme”
I guess Sandy Island proved that the phrase “Here be Dragons” still has a use cartographically today.